Port Adelaide have suffered another blow with captain Warren Tredrea is set to miss the remainder of Port Adelaide season after injuring his shoulder in Sunday afternoons match against Fremantle.
Tredrea kicked four goals in the 28 point loss before he injured his shoulder in the fourth quarter. It’s expected that Tredrea will undergo a full shoulder reconstruction which will end 29-year-olds season five weeks to early with Port Adelaide already out of the finals race.
“The odds are, Tredders will have a total shoulder reconstruction; we think it will happen that way, which obviously means he won’t play again this year,” coach Mark Williams said on Monday.
“This year, I’ve really noticed his passion for tackling and chasing and things that we haven’t really seen for his whole career, so that’s been great.
Tredrea comes out of contract at seasons end but has already been assured by the club that he will be offered an extension to keep him at the club in 2009.
“We talked to Warren about his future and he’s certainly going to be offered a contract for next year,” Williams said.
Meanwhile Vice-captain Shaun Burgoyne will captain the side in this weeks match against St Kilda at the Telstra Dome.